Posted by Harold Kestenholz - Hydronic Network on February 15, 2000 at 14:19:01:
In Reply to: Adding a zone to the basement? posted by Ed on February 15, 2000 at 11:59:14:
Electricity is now 3 times more expensive than electric heat. You may need to increase your electric service panel to provide electric heat, so the cost of installing electric baseboard may not be less that adding a loop. In the long run it may be more expensive due to rate costs.
Pex plastic tubing for heating porposes has few complaints, but it is flexible, so less attractive in open spaces.
You can learn much more of how to pipe, estimate baseboard lengths and full information in the free hot water courses at
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